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Professional Wedding Photography

January 11th, 2012 No comments

The steady, ongoing work produced from wedding photography generates the majority of new clients for most photography studios and freelance photographers. A wedding photographer will need to comfortable with the following activities & skills:

Candid shots (photojournalistic) and posed shots

Making slides, prints, and slideshows (digital or otherwise)

Traditional albums

Taking shots in the outdoors at a party, beach, or rustic locale

Snapping shots indoors at a temple or church

In the late 1860’s in America, couples started hiring photographers and posing at the wedding. The art form of photography for the wedding was created by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. However, the idea of live action shots and of capturing the event itself came up after the Second World War. Often, the photographers would just show up inconspicuously at a wedding, snap the photos, and venture to sell them later on to the family. This forced studios to start covering the events, lest they be booted out by freelance photographers.

After the wedding is over, a small time lapse is incurred, and, thereafter the photographer shows “proofs” to the couple. The proofs can be in the form of prints, thumbnail galleries, or all of the images on CD-ROM. They may also make separate galleries or slideshows, and they’re sometimes themed.

Photographers may sell additional prints to the couple through a web site with thumbnail galleries and an e-commerce back-end, often in conjunction with a vendor or broker website that charges a commission for each print purchase.

The common types of wedding photography include the photojournalistic realism and spontaneous photographer behavior of some, the classic or traditional posed method, and a hybrid of the two called fashion-based wedding photography.

In big cities, there are often studios devoted to wedding photography because photography for the wedding is such a mammoth market in metropolitan areas. People are always moving in and out and getting married. Take a look at a portfolio of the photographer’s former work for assurance.

The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and, especially, the Wedding Photojournalists Association (WPA) offer training, professional support, and tips to member photographers.

Eric Hartwell

Fashion Photography Melbourne

December 1st, 2011 No comments

Fashion; the realm of beauty and glamour. The word evokes images of resplendence and exquisiteness. Presentation is one of the most important (some would argue, probably the most important) part of fashion. The allure of fashion depends on the visual image created by the clothes and accessories. The designer and the models do their utmost to present and enhance the attractiveness of the creations; the former by their designs and the latter by their poses, but it is the photographer with his or her camera and lenses who captures the real beauty of the creation.

Fashion photography is one of the most popular forms of photography. Whether capturing the essence of a unique design or the beauty of a traditional dress, the fashion photographer has to do both and this makes the job interesting, exciting as well as a bit difficult.

There is an inherent contradiction in the field of fashion photography; as it is in most other commercial art forms. Fashion photography is, purportedly, a vehicle for the depiction and promotion of the clothes and accessories that have to be sold. Thus, it should be purely a commercial venture. In practice however, this art form has, over the years, been used as a vehicle for self expression by some of the world’s greatest photographers. As Anna Wintour, fashion editor at Vogue puts it with so much clarity, “Our needs are simple. We want a photographer to take a dress, make the girl look pretty, give us lots of images to choose from, and not give us any attitude.

Photographers – if they are any good – want to create art.” This statement puts the issue in perspective, but the fact remains that this itself has provided the world with some of the beautiful images in the history of photography.

In today’s world, fashion photography is not limited to models and designers. More and more people are getting their portfolios made. Some want to get a foothold in the fashion industry while some want to have a look at their own beauty as captured through the lenses of a professional photographer. If one wants to make a mark in the extremely competitive world of fashion and modelling, a good portfolio is one of the basic requirements. For this, one needs a good photographer or studio that captures and enhances one’s more attractive features.

Red Flair in Melbourne is one place where you can go to get excellent portfolios made which would be a big help for your budding career in the fashion industry. The studio has a team of professional, experienced photographers who have access to the latest photography gear. These photographers would work with you and come up with the kind of photo shoots which would be best suited to you. So, walk into Red Flair and get a head-start in the glamour industry. To get more information about fashion photography and all other types of services being offered by Red Flair, please visit them at their website

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